Lenovo ThinkPad T14 Series – Notebookcheck.net External Reviews – Notebookcheck.net

 

 
 
Lenovo has been releasing laptops of its ThinkPad T14 series with the intention of delivering a great business laptop. The latest to join the T14 series is the Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20UD0010GE. In terms of its display, this ThinkPad has been equipped with a 14-inch IPS panel with 1920 x 1080 resolution. The Full-HD screen definitely delivers a premium viewing experience for the user. The dimension of this device is 17.9mm x 329mm x 227mm. As far as the weight is concerned, the ThinkPad T14 carries a weight of about 1.46 kg.
In terms of its performance, this model has been equipped with none other than the AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U processor. It should be noted that this is actually a processor for thin and light laptops based on the Renoir architecture. The 4650U integrates six cores based on the Zen 2 microarchitecture, and they are clocked from 2.1 (guaranteed base clock) to 4 GHz (Turbo) with SMT / Hyperthreading support (12 threads). Apart from that, the PRO processor offers a range of business features like hardware security (e.g. AMD Memory Guard), manageability (e.g. support for Microsoft Endpoint Manager), and longer availability and software stability. As for the performance itself, it should be similar to the Ryzen 5 4600U which offers similar specifications.
As far as the GPU is concerned, the Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20UD0010GE has been equipped with the AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000) graphics unit. It is worth noting that it is an integrated GPU for notebooks and used in the Ryzen 5 APUs of the Renoir generation (Ryzen 4000 Mobile), which were launched in early 2020. The GPU is actually based on the Vega architecture (5th generation GCN) and has 6 CUs (= 384 of the 704 shaders) clocked at up to 1.500 MHz. Talking about the performance itself, it depends on the configured TDP (12-54 W at launch), the clocks, the cooling system and the memory configuration.
In terms of its connectivity, this laptop comes with two USB-3.0 Gen-1 ports, a single HDMI port, two DisplayPort slots, a 3.5mm audio connection slot, a Card-Reader slot, a microSD slot and two USB Type-C ports for user convenience. Apart from that, there is also a 720p camera built into this ThinkPad T14 model. As for the keyboard, the laptop has been equipped with a chiclet backlit keyboard. The laptop carries a 50Wh Lithium-Polymer battery which offers a runtime of nearly 14 hours. This is definitely great news for users who tend to spend most of the time in a day with their laptop, as there is less need for recharging with this type of battery. Overall, this is definitely a great business laptop to be explored, depending on the choice and preference of the users.

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 
Lenovo: Lenovo ( "Le" as in the English word legend and "novo" (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. From 2004, the company has been the largest laptop manufacturer in China and got the fourth largest manufacturer worldwide after the acquisition of IBM’s PC division in 2005. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company also produces monitors, projectors, servers, etc.
In 2011, Lenovo acquired the majority of Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. In 2014, Lenovo took over Motorola Mobility, which gave them a boost in the smartphone market.
From 2014 to 2016 Lenovo’s market share in the global notebook market was 20-21%, ranking second behind HP. However, the distance decreased gradually. In the smartphone market, Lenovo did not belong to the Top 5 global manufacturers in 2016.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
Intel UHD Graphics 620: Integrated GPU (GT2, 24 EUs) found on some Kaby-Lake-Refresh CPU models (15 W ULV series). Technically identical to the previous Kaby-Lake GPU called HD Graphics 620.
AMD Vega 6: Integrated graphics adapter of the Ryzen APUs based on the Vega architecture with 6 CUs (= 384 shaders) and a clock of up to 1,500 MHz.
NVIDIA GeForce MX450: Gimped GeForce GTX 1650 (Turing TU117) based entry level GPU with GDDR5 or GDDR6 graphics memory. Available in 4 different variants, where the LP = low power version with 12 Watt TGP is the slowest.
Intel Iris Xe G7 80EUs: Integrated graphics card in Intel Tiger Lake G7 SoCs based on the new Gen. 12 architecture with 80 EUs (Execution Units / Shader Cluster). The clock rate depends on the processor model. The Tiger Lake chips are produced in the modern 10nm+ process at Intel.
AMD Radeon 680M: Integrated graphics card in the Ryzen 6000 mobile series APUs based on the RDNA2 architecture with 12 CUs (= 768 shaders) and a clock speed of up to 2.4 GHz.
» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Intel Comet Lake:
i5-10210U: Comet Lake based low power quad-core processor (technically identical to Whiskey Lake and still produced in 14nm++). The CPU cores can clock between 1.6 and 4.2 GHz (all 4 cores 3.9 GHz max.) with HyperThreading (8 threads). The integrated memory controller supports LPDDR4-2933 and using cTDP up/down the performance can be adjusted by the OEM (10 – 25 Watt possible, 15W default). Compared to the faster i5-10510U, the level 3 cache was reduced from 8 to 6 MB.
AMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU):
R5 PRO 4650U: Mobile Hexa-Core APU using six Zen 2 cores clocked at 2.1 to 4 GHz and a Vega graphics adapter with 6 CUs clocked at up to 1500 MHz. The PRO version of Renoir offers additional security and management features.
Intel Tiger Lake:
i7-1165G7: An upper mid-range, quad-core processor of Tiger Lake product family. The i7 is designed for use in ultra-light (yet actively cooled) laptops; it is manufactured on Intel’s second-gen 10 nm process marketed as SuperFin. The CPU cores run at 2.8 GHz (base clock speed @ 28 W TDP) to 4.7 GHz (single-core Boost frequency). This i7 features the 96 EU Intel Iris Xe G7 iGPU; it was the second-fastest CPU of TGL-UP3 line-up when Intel initially launched the series in 2020.
i5-1145G7: Tiger Lake based low power quad-core processor for thin and light laptops. Produced in 10nm+ at Intel.
AMD Rembrandt (Zen 3+):
R7 PRO 6850U: Mobile Octa-Core APU using Zen 3+ cores clocked at 2.7 to 4.7 GHz and a RDNA2 graphics adapter with 12 CUs clocked at up to 2,200 MHz. The TDP is specified at 15 – 28 Watts. The Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U is the professional version of the consumer R7 6800U with additional management features and the Microsoft Pluton Security processor.
» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
1.447 kg:

In former time,s this weight was typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal. Nowadays, often 15 inch laptops weigh as much.
1.48 kg:
88.45%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.
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